Highlights of the Applied Ergonomics Conference AEC 2017

The Darcor team has just enjoyed a fantastic few days at the 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.

Over 900 participants attended this year’s event – it’s 20th Annual. The beautiful conference facilities and warm and sunny weather provided a great environment to enjoy networking between conference sessions.

The AEC 2017 featured a broad spectrum of interesting and diverse ergonomic-centric solutions displayed in the exhibit hall. At the Darcor booth, we were pleased to welcome a steady stream of existing partner companies who shared their successes with Darcor’s line of Ergo-longevity™ caster solutions. We were also excited to meet new faces who stopped by to find out more about the impact of casters on ergonomics. In case you missed it, make sure to download the free Guide to Workplace Ergonomics, developed to focus on overexertion injuries in the workplace.

One of the events we always appreciate is the ErgoCup® Competition – with over 60 entries in this 18th year of competition. Leading organizations from around the world present their innovative ergonomics solutions to a panel of judges. The goal is to recognize outstanding results from innovative ergonomic approaches in the workplace. Participants include a diverse group of companies from the automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and other industrial sectors.

Congratulations to the ErgoCup® winners:

  • Toyota,
  • Honda,
  • Coca-Cola,
  • Lockheed-Martin,
  • Ethicon,
  • Gulfstream,
  • LosAlamos Labs, and
  • Nexteer Automotive.

A new event was introduced at the AEC this year; Ergo Speed Networking provided an opportunity for interaction between AEC attendees and some of the top universities and companies in the ergo world.

As we mentioned in our blog post, Getting Geared Up for the Applied Ergonomics Conference, there were some highly anticipated presentations and speakers this year. These sessions covered new approaches to addressing ergonomic challenges including several presentations that have marked the ergo-improvement journey over time. One of our favorites was a presentation by Thomas Albin of High Plains Engineering Services. Albin delivered a thought-provoking history of the changes in office ergonomics.

We are looking forward to next year’s AEC which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2018.

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